Stay safe with duck eggs

Date: 2010


Duck eggs have become popular in the past few years and are now readily available to consumers. And while duck eggs are a natural, nutritious food, they do need to be handled and cooked with greater care than quality assured hens’ eggs.

Here are some tips from safefood to stay safe with duck eggs:

  1. Stay safe with duck eggs coverOnly eat when thoroughly cooked – i.e. both white and yolk are solid. Never eat raw or lightly cooked. Thoroughly cook dishes containing duck eggs until they are piping hot all the way through.
  2. Do not use duck eggs for lightly cooked products e.g. tiramisu, homemade mayonnaise, icing or hollandaise sauce.
  3. Do not taste (or let your children taste) raw baking mixes, don’t lick spoons etc.
  4. Thoroughly wash hands, utensils, and surfaces that have been in contact with duck egg shells and raw duck egg in warm soapy water.
  5. Store duck eggs in a separate box or container in the fridge away from ready-to-eat foods.

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